Authorities say suspects in Libertyville burglarized and stole multiple vehicles, one of which was a Lamborghini that fled from officers before being recovered in Gurnee.
The Libertyville Police Department said they investigated a series of crimes that included stolen vehicles and criminal trespass to vehicles early Wednesday morning.
Officers responded around 1:34 a.m. to the 1900 block of Lynn Circle for a burglary to vehicle in progress.
Two or three unknown offenders were attempting to enter a black pickup truck, according to Libertyville Deputy Police Chief Chad Roszkowiak.
The offenders were no longer on the scene when officers arrived.
A Hyundai SUV was found running in the middle of Lynn Circle and unoccupied, Roszkowiak said.
Officers also later learned that the suspects stole a Lamborghini Urus from inside a garage. The vehicle has a base MSRP of approximately $230,000, according to the manufacturer.
The Hyundai that was abandoned was learned to have been stolen from the 200 block of North Fourth Street in Libertyville.
Roszkowiak said the registered owner reported his vehicle had been parked in the alley in the late afternoon hours prior to being stolen. Tools were reported missing from his vehicle.
Approximately 15 minutes later, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported an Audi registered to a residence in the 1500 block of Parkview Drive in Libertyville was one of several vehicles that fled from sheriff’s deputies.
The stolen Lamborghini was among the vehicles that fled before it was later recovered unoccupied in Gurnee, Roszkowiak said.
Officers responded to the address where the Audi was registered and confirmed the vehicle had been stolen from the location. The Audi was later recovered unoccupied in North Chicago.
Officers were called around 2:57 a.m. to the 200 block of Third Street for a report of two vehicles parked in the alley with the car doors open.
Roszkowiak said officers found a Mercedes-Benz and Volvo and notified the owner, who confirmed nothing was stolen from the cars.
Minutes later, officers discovered a parked vehicle had been rummaged through in the 600 block of Broadway.
The registered owner was contacted and reported nothing had been stolen from the car.
The Libertyville Police Department said residents should lock their vehicles, remove any valuables and remove the keys from their cars.
Residents are also reminded to ensure the doors to their garages and residences are locked.
Anyone with information or video surveillance that would assist in the apprehension of the suspects involved are asked to contact the Libertyville Police Department’s Investigation Division at 847- 362-8310.